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Cuerpo tcnico de Venezuela para el Clsico Mundial fue presentado

Sojo ya tiene a sus lugartenientes


Omar Malav, Luis Dorante y Andrs Galarraga estn de regreso al grupo de coaches que tendr el combinado nacional ISMAEL G. GRANADILLO / Prensa LVBP Venezuela poco a poco ha estado trabajando en la conformacin del equipo que la representar en la tercera edicin del Clsico Mundial de Beisbol. El comit organizador del combinado nacional present al cuerpo tcnico que estar colaborando con el manager Luis Sojo, en lo que ser la tercera incursin del piloto caraqueo en este tipo de justas. Andrs Galarraga (coach de bateo), Wilson lvarez (pitcheo), Luis Dorante (banca), Marcos Davalillo (bullpen), Omar Malav (tercera base) y Carlos Garca (primera base) sern parte del grupo de trabajo que estarn trabajando con 28 peloteros venezolanos en la competicin que se jugar en la primavera de 2013. De todos estos coaches, nicamente Galarraga, Dorante y Malav tienen experiencia previa en Clsico Mundial, pues los tres estuvieron presentes en la edicin de 2009. Malav tambin fue parte del cuerpo tcnico en 2006. Davalillo, manager de los Tiburones de La Guaira en la LVBP, tiene experiencia como tcnico en Estados Unidos, pues trabaj para los Rojos de Cincinnati, como coach y tambin como scout. lvarez, por su parte, s estar estrenndose como tcnico en Estados, pero tiene el aval de haber trabajado en Venezuela con caribes de Anzotegui y guilas del Zulia. Todos son personajes capacitados para el cargo, explic el piloto en una rueda de prensa que se llev a cabo en la sede del Comit Olmpico Venezolano y en la que tambin estuvieron presente Edwin Zerpa, presidente de las Federacin Venezolana de Beisbol, Jos Tern, viceministro del deporte, Carlos Miguel Oropeza, gerente general del combinado criollo, Jorge Velandia, gerente deportivo, y Davalillo en representacin de los coaches. Desde Febrero, cuando se me nombr de nuevo manager y se empez a trabajar en la conformacin del comit organizador, tambin empezamos a trabajar en el grupo de tcnicos que me acompaaran. En una primera reunin de trabajo que tuve con ellos (el comit organizador) empezamos a soltar nombres y poco a poco nos fuimos decantando hasta llegar al grupo que estamos presentando hoy, sigui Sojo, quien actualmente se desempea como

coach de banca de los Navegantes del Magallanes y viene de dirigir a la filial en la Liga del Estado de la Florida (Clase A fuerte) de los Yanquis de Nueva York. Oropeza, por su parte, seal que el prximo mes de diciembre World Baseball Classic Inc., encargado de organizar el evento que reunir a 16 pases se reunir con los comits de cada pas para presentarle mayores detalles de lo que ser la tercera edicin de esta competencia. Asimismo, Zerpa, ratific que la IBAF, Federacin Internacional de Beisbol por sus siglas en ingls, estar reconociendo al CMB como Copa Mundial de beisbol, as que el campen ser el campen mundial de esta disciplina. English versin Venezuela's coaching staff for the World Baseball Classic was presented

Luis Sojo has his lieutenants for the World Baseball Classic
Omar Malave, Andres Galarraga and Luis Dorante and are back to the group of coaches that the Venezuelan National team will have in 2013 ISMAEL G. GRANADILLO N. / Venezuelan Winter League Press Officer Venezuela has slowly been working on the creation of the team that will represent it in the third edition of the World Baseball Classic. The committee presented the national team coaching staff that will work along with the manager Luis Sojo in the competition. Andres Galarraga (hitting coach), Wilson Alvarez (pitching), Luis Dorante (bench), Marcos Davalillo (bullpen), Omar Malave (third base) and Carlos Garcia (first base) will be part of the working group that will be working with 28 Venezuelan ballplayers in the competition set to be played in the spring of 2013. Of all these coaches, only Galarraga, Malave and Dorante have previous experience in WBC, as the three were present at the 2009 edition. Malave was also part of the coaching staff in 2006. Davalillo, manager of Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuela Winter League, was coach for the Cincinnati Reds and worked with the organization as a scout. Alvarez, a former big league pitcher with 5 organizations (Rangers, White Sox, Giants, Rays and Dodgers) is going to have his coaching debut in the United States because he has been a coach in the Venezuelan Winter League with Caribes de Anzoategui and Aguilas del Zulia.

All these guys are capable for the job, said the manager in a press conference held at the headquarters of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee and which were also present Edwin Zerpa, president of the Venezuelan Baseball Federation, Jos Tern Deputy Minister of Sport, Carlos Miguel Oropeza, general manager of the team, Jorge Velandia, president of baseball operations, and Davalillo representing coaches. Since February, when I was appointed as the new manager and started working on the formation of the organizing committee, also started working on the coaching group. In a first working meeting I had with the organizing committee I started to drop some names and gradually we built up the group that we are presenting today, Sojo said. The Venezuelan manager currently serves as bench coach of Navegantes del Magallanes and was the manager of the New York Yankees affiliate in Florida State League (Class A). Oropeza, meanwhile, said the next December World Baseball Classic Inc., responsible for organizing the event which will bring together 16 countries, will meet with the committees of each country to present more details of what will be the third edition of this competition. Also, Zerpa, confirmed that the IBAF (International Baseball Federation for its acronym in English) acknowledge the WBC World Baseball as the Baseball World Cup, so the champion will be the world champion in this discipline.